Trump Visits New Hampshire, Steps Up Use of Expletives

Don’t take your child to a Trump rally (CBS News).   From Charles Krauthammer:  … he’s not conservative. Trump’s winning the nomination would convulse the Republican party, fracture the conservative movement and undermine the GOP’s identity and role as the country’s conservative party. Later:   We can now read the Iowa results as they affect the Republican future. Trumpian populism got 24 percent, conservatism (Rubio plus Cruz) got 51 percent. There will be a spirited contest between the two conservatives over who has the better chance of winning the general election and of governing effectively. But whatever the piques and preferences of various “establishment” party leaders, there’s no denying that either Rubio or Cruz would retain the GOP’s fundamental ideological identity. Trump would not. Getting thumped in Iowa does not mean that Trump is done. He’s on favorable ground in New Hampshire and leads in practically every other state. But he’s in for a long fight. What Iowa confirms is that whatever beating the “establishment” takes during this campaign, Republicans are choosing conservatism over Trumpian populism by 2 to 1. Which means their chances of survival as the party of Reagan are very good (NRO).  A look at how Trump helped push Obamacare (Washington Post).  But these days, Trump is blaming Cruz (AP).  Trump told Hugh Hewitt “…it’s imperative we have to terminate Obamacare. We have to repeal it, and we have to replace it with something so good, and there’s so many options that we have. You know, we’ll do a great job” (Hugh Hewitt).  And Cruz is using Carter’s words against Trump (Breitbart).